June 9, 2012
Former Eagle Koeneman signs with Arizona Diamondbacks
PHOENIX, Az. – Former Carson-Newman All-American first baseman Kyle Koeneman (Seymour, Tenn.) has signed a free agent contract to play for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Koeneman will travel to Arizona this weekend to participate in the Diamondbacks’ Rookie Mini-Camp before being assigned to a minor league affiliate.
May 30, 2012
Eagles' Koeneman Named First Team ABCA All-American
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – Carson-Newman first baseman Kyle Koeneman (Seymour, Tenn.) has been named to the American Baseball Coaches' Association Division II All-America First Team, officials announced Wednesday. Koeneman was selected by the coaches in the infielder/utility position after starting 48 games for the Eagles at first base and pitcher. He also made one start at catcher, a 6-1 win at West Georgia in April.
May 24, 2012
Eagles’ Koeneman Named ABCA First Team All-Region
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Carson-Newman senior first baseman Kyle Koeneman (Seymour, Tenn.) has been named to the 2012 American Baseball Coaches’ Association All-Southeast Region First Team. Koeneman helped the Eagles to a 28-26 record this season, playing three different positions and finishing the year among the nation's leaders in a number of categories.
May 20, 2012
Koeneman Earns Two All-Region Honors
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman senior first baseman Kyle Koeneman has been named to the 2012 Daktronics All-Southeast Region Second Team and the 2012 NCBWA All-Southeast Region Second Team. Koeneman helped the Eagles to a 28-26 record this season, playing three different positions and finishing the year among the nation's leaders in a number of categories.
May 14, 2012
Koeneman Named Semifinalist for 2012 Tino Martinez Award
TAMPA – Carson-Newman senior Kyle Koeneman (Seymour, Tenn.) has been named a semifinalist for the 2012 Tino Martinez Award, which is given to the top player in Division II baseball each season. Koeneman helped the Eagles to a 28-26 record this season, playing three different positions and finishing the year among the nation’s leaders in a number of categories.
May 1, 2012
Carson-Newman Holds Year-End Awards Banquet
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s Kyle Koeneman, Zoriah Williams, Nikki James, and Tiffany Delias were the 2011-2012 Eagle Club Award winners honored on Tuesday night as C-N recognized its student-athletes for their accomplishments during the past athletic year at its year-end awards banquet.
April 29, 2012
Short-handed Eagles end season with 6-2 win at Georgia Southwestern
AMERICUS, Ga. – Playing without four starters, the Carson-Newman Eagles used a makeshift lineup to beat Georgia Southwestern, 6-2, in their season finale on Sunday afternoon at Hurricane Stadium.
April 25, 2012
Eagles’ Long, Faithful named to SAC All-Tournament Team
FOREST CITY, N.C. – Carson-Newman leftfielder Zach Long and pitcher Evan Faithful have been named to the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Baseball All-Tournament Team. The pair led the Eagles to a 2-2 record and a third-place finish, which included a pair of wins over nationally-ranked Catawba.
April 24, 2012
Eagles ride Koeneman’s 20th home run to 6-1 win at West Georgia
CARROLLTON, Ga. – Carson-Newman’s Kyle Koeneman hit a three-run home run in the top of the first and pitcher Evan Faithful held the Wolves to a lone run over eight innings as the Eagles beat West Georgia, 6-1, on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles move to 27-25 with the win and wrap up their season this weekend with a three-game series against Georgia Southwestern in Americus, Ga.
April 21, 2012
Wingate breaks away late to eliminate Eagles in SAC Tourney
FOREST CITY, N.C.—A grand slam by Jacob Karr broke open a tight game and the Bulldogs poured it on in the late innings to earn a 17-2 victory over Carson-Newman and advance to the championship round of the 2012 Food Lion SAC Baseball Championship. Karr’s grand slam in the top of the eighth turned a two-run Wingate lead into an 8-2 cushion. Karr’s grand slam was one of his two hits on the night. Thomas Spitz slammed two homers and drove in five runs for the Bulldogs. Wingate hit five home runs on the night. The Bulldogs advance to the championship round to face Tusculum at 1 p.m. tomorrow. Carson-Newman is eliminated from the tournament.
April 21, 2012
Koeneman, Eagles advance with win over Catawba, 7-5
FOREST CITY, N.C.— Carson-Newman led by as many as six runs, but had to stave off a late rally by Catawba to earn a 7-5 victory in the third round of the 2012 Food Lion SAC Baseball Championship. Carson-Newman led 7-1 through six innings, but Catawba rallied for four runs to keep the outcome in doubt until the end. Carson-Newman was led by SAC Player of the Year Kyle Koeneman with two hits, including a three-run homer. Chris Dula had two hits and two RBI for Catawba. Carson-Newman faces Wingate tonight, with the winner advancing to tomorrow’s championship round. Catawba is eliminated from the tournament.
April 20, 2012
Wingate hands Eagles first loss in SAC Tournament, 6-3
Forest City, N.C.----The fourth-seeded Wingate University Bulldogs got a solid start from sophomore right-hander Olen Little (Charlotte, N.C.), while redshirt junior first baseman Brian Yeung (Raleigh, N.C.) blasted a three-run homer as Wingate prevailed 6-3 over Carson-Newman on day two of the 2012 Food Lion SAC Tournament. The Bulldogs improve to 30-21 overall, and will take on top-seeded Tusculum College Saturday at 12 p.m. The Eagles fall to 25-24, and will take on Catawba Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
April 19, 2012
Eagles upset Catawba in SAC Tournament opener, 6-5
FOREST CITY, N.C.-- Carson-Newman broke a late five-all tie when Troy Zawadski scored on an interference call in the top of the eighth to spark the Eagles to a 6-5 victory over Catawba in the first round of the 2012 Food Lion SAC Baseball Tournament.
April 18, 2012
Eagles' Koeneman named SAC Player of the Year; Thigpen named All-SAC
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman first baseman Kyle Koeneman hit five game-winning home runs during his senior season and has been named the 2012 South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year on Wednesday, headlining the league’s award winners. oining Koeneman on the All-SAC teams is pitcher Robby Thigpen, who earned a second team starting pitcher spot.
April 14, 2012
Rorex's walk-off caps sweep of Newberry in home finale
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s third baseman Lance Rorex hit his first two career home runs as an Eagle, including a walk-off on the first pitch of the seventh inning in Game 2, to lead the Eagles to a South Atlantic Conference sweep of visiting Newberry on Saturday at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex. The Eagles controlled Game 1,winning 12-4. Rorex’s blast led to a 7-6 final in Game 2.
April 13, 2012
Eagles can't solve Newberry pitching on Senior Day, 5-1
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Three Newberry pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts and Kevin Rufus hit a leadoff home run as Newberry beat Carson-Newman on Senior Day, 5-1, at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex. Newberry improves to 19-25 and 12-13 in SAC play, while the Eagles fall to 22-23 overall and 11-14 in SAC play.
April 10, 2012
Faithful, Eagles shut down King, 5-1
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s Evan Faithful struck out eight for his first career complete game as the Eagles beat King, 5-1, on Wednesday afternoon at the KC Baseball Complex. With the win, the Eagles bounce back to .500 at 22-22 overall.
April 7, 2012
Eagles drop doubleheader to LMU, 6-1 and 5-4
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman College baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader Saturday to visiting South Atlantic Conference rival Lincoln Memorial. In the opening game LMU starter Brad Pressley threw a complete game in a 6-1 Railsplitter win. In the second a last-inning Eagles rally fell just short, with the Eagles losing 5-4 at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex.
April 6, 2012
Rorex’s career night lifts Eagles past LMU at Smokies Park, 9-8
KODAK, Tenn. – Carson-Newman senior Lance Rorex had a career high five hits and scored the game-winning run on Phillip Duncan’s walk-off walk in the ninth as the Eagles held off a number of Lincoln Memorial rallies to win a South Atlantic Conference thriller, 9-8, at Smokies Park on Friday night., The Eagles move to 21-20 overall and 11-11 in SAC play with the win, while LMU falls to 17-25 and 8-14.
April 3, 2012
Koeneman, Eagles rally for 8-6 win at Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. – Carson-Newman’s Kyle Koeneman hit two late-inning home runs and came on in the ninth to pick up his third save as the Eagles beat Belmont Abbey, 8-6, on Tuesday afternoon at Abbey Yard. The win evens the Carson-Newman record to 20-20, while the Abbey drops to 25-15.
March 29, 2012
Eagles to face LMU at Smokies Park on April 6
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Eagles will play a South Atlantic Conference game in Smokies Park, the Double-A home of the Chicago Cubs, four the fourth-straight season when they host Lincoln Memorial University next Friday evening (April 6). First pitch in is at 6:15 p.m. in Sevierville, Tenn.
March 28, 2012
Eagles pound out season highs against Pfeiffer, 21-8
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Three Carson-Newman freshmen hit their first career home runs and Kyle Koeneman hit his 13th of the season as the Eagles pounded on visiting Pfeiffer, 21-8, on Wednesday afternoon at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex. C-N’s 21 runs scored is the most in two seasons since a 21-8 win over Lenoir-Rhyne in March of 2010. The Eagles move back to .500 with the win, while Pfeiffer falls to 17-15.
March 28, 2012
Pfeiffer/C-N first pitch moved to 2 p.m.
Jefferson City, Tenn. - Carson-Newman's baseball game with Pfeiffer scheduled for Tuesday has been moved up one hour. First pitch is now at 2 p.m. due to showers forecast for late in the afternoon.
March 25, 2012
Late runs lift Wingate past Carson-Newman, 10-5
Jefferson City, Tenn.----The Wingate University Bulldogs used a five-run seventh inning to finish off the weekend sweep at Carson-Newman College, winning 10-5 in South Atlantic Conference baseball action Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs win their eighth straight overall, while notching their second straight weekend sweep. Wingate has now won 10 of its last 12 league games, improving to 22-14 overall and 10-8 in the SAC, sitting alone in third place in the league standings. Carson-Newman falls to 17-18 overall and 9-9 in the conference.
March 22, 2012
C-N/Wingate series moved to Saturday-Sunday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman's weekend baseball series with Wingate has been moved to Saturday-Sunday due to heavy rains in the forecast for Friday. Saturday's doubleheader is still scheduled for a noon first pitch. Sunday's single game will start at 1 p.m. at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex.
March 21, 2012
Missed opportunities cost Eagles in 11-5 loss to No. 2 Lander
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Eagles failed to capitalize on scoring opportunities in the early innings and the Eagle bullpen struggled in an 11-5 loss to No. 2 Lander University on Wednesday afternoon at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex. The Eagles fall to 17-15 with the loss, while Lander improves to 22-6.
March 20, 2012
Eagles sweep two from mistake-prone Belmont Abbey
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Eagles took advantage of six Belmont Abbey errors to score five unearned runs and sweep a doubleheader from the Crusaders on Tuesday afternoon at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex. C-N won the opener, 4-2, and picked up a 2-1 win with a run in the bottom of the seventh to take Game 2.
March 19, 2012
Eagles' Koeneman named SAC Player of the Week
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman first baseman Kyle Koeneman has been named South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Koeneman hit .438 as the Eagles went 4-1 last week. The senior hit three home runs – including a game-winning two-run shot against North Georgia in the ninth inning and a game-tying blast in the ninth inning of a game versus Mars Hill that C-N went on to win in 11 innings.
March 17, 2012
Eagles grab 11-inning win over Mars Hill in Saturday split
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s Kyle Koeneman hit a solo home run in the ninth inning to force extra innings and the Eagles rallied for three runs in the 11th inning to beat visiting Mars Hill, 10-9, in Game 1 of a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader on Saturday at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex. Mars Hill controlled Game 2 for a 9-1 win.
March 16, 2012
Reed's six RBIs carries Eagles past Mars Hill, 13-3
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s Lance Reed had a three-run double and six RBIs to lead the Eagles to a 13-3 win over Mars Hill on Friday afternoon at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex. With the win, the Eagles move above .500 at 14-13 and are now 8-5 in South Atlantic Conference play. Mars Hill falls to 9-18 and 4-9 in the SAC.
March 14, 2012
Koeneman's ninth-inning blast lifts Eagles past North Georgia, 7-6
DAHLONEGA, GA – Carson-Newman’s Kyle Koeneman belted a two-run home run in the top of the ninth to give the Eagles their first lead of the afternoon and to carry C-N to a 7-6 road win against North Georgia, 7-6, at Bob Stein Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The Eagles (13-13) have won five of their last six to move to .500. The Saints (11-10) have lost three straight series.
March 13, 2012
Eagles balanced in 8-2 win at North Georgia
DAHLONEGA, GA – Carson-Newman’s Lance Reed delivered a bases-loaded triple and five Eagles combined to hold North Georgia to seven hits as the Eagles beat the Saints, 7-2, on Tuesday afternoon at Bob Stein Stadium. The win snaps a three-game winning streak for the Saints (11-9) against the Eagles (12-13) who avenged a 7-2 loss to North Georgia earlier in the season at the Carolina Outdoors classic.
March 10, 2012
Eagles squeeze out split at L-R to capture weekend series
Hickory, N.C. - Lenoir-Rhyne (6-21, 3-9) and Carson-Newman (11-13, 7-5) split a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday at Bears Field. The Eagles won the first contest by a 4-3 score before the Bears rallied to prevail in the nightcap, 4-3.
March 9, 2012
Koeneman, Eagles explode for 18 hits in 14-8 win over L-R
Hickory, N.C. – Carson-Newman first baseman Kyle Koeneman (Seymour, Tenn.) homered twice and had five RBIs as the Eagles’ exploded for 18 hits in a 14-8 win in their South Atlantic Conference series opener on Friday night in Hickory, N.C. Carson-Newman improves to 10-12 overall and 6-4 in SAC play, while Lenoir-Rhyne falls to 5-20 and 2-8 in league play.
March 6, 2012
Eagles' late errors almost costly in win over Maryville, 5-4
MARYVILLE, Tenn. - The Carson-Newman Eagles overcame three late unearned runs and scored two runs in the top of the ninth to beat Maryville, 5-4, on Tuesday evening at Maryville College Scotland Yard. C-N moves to 9-12 on the year with the win. It has won three of four.
March 6, 2012
Carson-Newman’s Thigpen Named SAC Pitcher of the Week
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman pitcher Robby Thigpen (St. Petersburg, Fla.) has been named the South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. Thigpen fired a complete-game in his only appearance for Carson-Newman last week, earning a win over Brevard. The right-hander gave up just three runs in the outing, striking out seven and walking none.
March 4, 2012
Thigpen’s fires seven shutout innings in complete game; Eagles sweep DH from Brevard
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Senior Robbie Thigpen (St. Petersburg, Fla.) pitched seven shutout innings to start the day and set the stage for a Carson-Newman sweep of visiting Brevard in a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex.
March 4, 2012
Brevard takes advantage of mistake-prone Eagles to avoid sweep, 16-8
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Brevard’s Tarron Robinson hit two of his team’s four home runs and the Carson-Newman Eagles surrendered eight unearned runs as the Tornados avoided a South Atlantic Conference series sweep on a cold and snowy Sunday afternoon at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex.
February 26, 2012
Tusculum edges Eagles in series finale, 5-4
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum outfielder Lukas Graves made a diving catch in the top of the ninth inning with the tying run in scoring position to lead the 23rd-ranked Pioneers to a 5-4 South Atlantic Conference win over Carson-Newman Sunday afternoon at Pioneer Park.
February 26, 2012
Pioneers hand Eagles first SAC losses
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum College baseball team rattled off 21 hits in the opener and Taylor Rakes pitched a two-hit shutout in the night-cap, as the 23rd-ranked Pioneers swept a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader over rival Carson-Newman College Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Park. Tusculum won the first game 11-1 and the second contest, 4-0.
February 24, 2012
C-N/Tusculum Series moved to Saturday-Sunday
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The schedule for this weekend’s South Atlantic Conference three-game baseball series between No. 23 Tusculum College and Carson-Newman College has been adjusted due to inclement weather.
February 21, 2012
Eagles' bobble lead in wind-blown loss to King, 10-7
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – King College made the most of three Carson-Newman errors in the seventh inning to score six unearned runs in a 10-7 win on Tuesday afternoon at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 6-6 on the year.
February 19, 2012
Eagles off to 3-0 start in SAC after sweep of Anderson
ANDERSON, S.C. – The Carson-Newman Eagles pounded out 24 hits over two games to sweep a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader at Anderson University on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles won the opener, 9-3, before winning Game 2, 7-5, in eight innings. The two wins completes a series sweep for the Eagles in their first SAC series of 2012. C-N improves to 6-5 on the year and to 3-0 in SAC play.
February 17, 2012
Reed, Koeneman lead Eagles past Anderson in SAC opener, 13-4
ANDERSON, S.C. – Junior Lance Reed had a game-high four RBIs and senior Kyle Koeneman hit his third home run of the season as Carson-Newman beat Anderson in its 2012 South Atlantic Conference opener, 13-4, on Friday night. Reed had three hits, including a triple and Koeneman added a two run blast as the Eagles scored 12 runs in their final four at-bats.
February 14, 2012
Eagles blanked at Pfeiffer, 2-0
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Three different pitchers combined to toss a one-hit shutout, while a two-run double provided all of the offense needed, as Pfeiffer University blanked visiting Carson-Newman College 2-0 in baseball action on Wednesday at Joe Ferebee Field.
February 12, 2012
Eagles' bullpen shuts down Davis & Elkins in 6-5 win
AIKEN, S.C. – Carson-Newman’s Brandon Timmerman and Ryan Fillers combined for three shutout innings of relief and Kyle Koeneman hit his second home run of the week as the Eagles beat Davis & Elkins College, 6-5, on Sunday afternoon. Carson-Newman improves to 3-4 with the win.
February 11, 2012
USC Aiken tops Eagles on 9th-inning single, 2-1
AIKEN, S.C. – Tyler Bourdo singled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the nationally 28th-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken baseball team garnered a 2-1 victory over Carson-Newman on Saturday afternoon at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.
February 10, 2012
Eagles fall to North Georgia on Friday, 7-2
AIKEN, S.C. – North Georgia took advantage of eight Carson-Newman walks to beat the Eagles, 7-2, on Friday in baseball action. The Saints (2-2) get back to the .500 mark as they play in their second tournament in as many weekends, while Carson-Newman falls to 2-3 on the year with the loss.
February 7, 2012
Koeneman gets fifth year from NCAA; Lifts Eagles with 10th-inning home run, save in win over Lander, 4-2
GREENWOOD, S.C. – After learning he had been given a medical redshirt and a fifth-year of eligibility by the NCAA early in the game, Carson-Newman’s Kyle Koeneman (Seymour, Tenn.) came on to hit the game-winning home run and pick up the save in the 10th inning as the Eagles beat Lander, 4-2, on Tuesday afternoon.
February 5, 2012
Thigpen's complete-game shutout gives Eagles split at Augusta State
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Carson-Newman's Robby Thigpen fired a complete-game shutout to lift the Eagles to a 3-0 win in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon against Augusta State. Augusta State sophomore second baseman Jeff Rice hit a three-run homer Saturday afternoon to spark the Jaguars to a 7-2 victory over the Eagles.
February 3, 2012
Eagles Drop Season Opener to Augusta State in Ninth, 5-4
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State took advantage of a ninth-inning miscue by Carson-Newman and rallied for two runs Friday afternoon for a 5-4 victory over the Eagles in the season opener for both teams at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
January 29, 2012
Eagles Picked Sixth in SAC Preseason Poll; Guymon and Mohon Named All-SAC
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Senior catcher Mason Guymon and junior outfielder Lucas Mohon have been named to the 2012 Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference Baseball Team. Guymon and Mohon were both named to the second team, while Carson-Newman is picked to finish sixth in the 2012 SAC preseason Coaches’ Poll.
August 15, 2011
Carson-Newman names Blake Herring pitching coach
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Carson-Newman baseball coach Tom Griffin announced the addition of Blake Herring to the Eagles’ coaching staff on Tuesday. Herring will serve as C-N’s pitching coach. He replaces Brad Schrock, who is pursuing his teaching certificate in secondary education.